Beating the Talent Crunch With a Distributed Team

There's been a lot of press lately about the severe shortage of software engineers across the country. I have been involved in hiring engineers in multiple companies over the past few years and I've seen a steady shrinking and dispersion of the available talent pool. I believe that the only…

An Open Source Workflow With Ruby on Rails

I've been an advocate of open source for a long time. First via software that I used, like Mozilla's Firefox, and later though consuming open source code and contributing back to it. I've used open source code on a number of platforms over the years including PHP, Java, .NET, and…

My Reasons for Leaving .NET

My current gig at Pure Charity is my first developer role where the technical environment is not .NET. After 6 years of .NET development work, I've decided to leave .NET and work in Ruby. My reasons for making this change were largely technical but also reflected a change in attitude…